Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) welcome the opportunity to contribute to the Spending Review process and provide our insight and data. Protecting and maximising household incomes and averting mass unemployment are the essential foundations on which the Spending Review in this time of COVID-19 must be built. The Government can do this by committing to the following actions;
• Implementing targeted job protection initiatives to avert unemployment,
• Strengthening the Universal Credit safety net by ensuring level of payments are maintained at least at current levels,
• Making Universal Credit work for those in work.